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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:00am EST
, you have big governor's races in new jersey and virginia. after president obama's first victory, those two states where a pretty big embarrassment to the democratic party. how are you thinking of those going into next year? chris christie has pretty high approval ratings. i do not know if you think that will turn of democrats who want ran against him. also, what do you think of the race in virginia? >> less talk about the record so the viewing audience knows. there were 11 contested races for governor across the nation. democratic governors won eight of the 11. there were lots of stories about how democrats were going to lose. we won them. we won races that the press did not expect us to win. we won new hampshire. won in montana. he is going to do great things in the great state of montana. we won in washington state. he has been focused on economic development. we won there in a tight race. we come here with an association that is well organized and understand how to win even when we have less resources and our friends. having said that, none could 2014 -- in 2014 will be huge. in 201
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am EST
spending, but first a news update from c-span radio. >> the obama administration is moving closer to recognizing the new syrian opposition council as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. it is the latest step in diplomacy that officials hope will end syrian president bashar al-assad regime. it will pave the way for those looking to oust bashar al-assad. secretary of state clinton had been due to attend the meeting had to cancel her trip due to illness. her deputy william burns will leave the u.s. delegation. an international study done every four years say asian students lead the way while u.s. students still do better globally. fourth graders have to improve their scores in reading and math, but progress seems to fall off by eighth grade where math and science scores are stagnant. a new law took effect in colorado. there were no crowds and little fanfare as the state became the second to legalize marijuana. a handful of activists led up on the capitol steps, and the governor shared his approval in an announcement on twitter and in an e-mail. those of the lates
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
quote are the same. the old ways will not do. we need new thinking and renewed efforts from all americans. it is true that president obama won reelection. i congratulate him on his victory. on january 20, he will face a a fiscal economy and and i mess. you might say he will inherit these problems. [laughter] [applause] he his second term, i hope t will offer fresh ideas. failure will mean for more years of -- four more years we have work to do. -- four more years. we have work to do. serious solutions for serious reforms, we thank him for doing that. [applause] the election did not go our way. the republican party cannot make excuses. we cannot have the next four years on the sidelines. we need to apply our timeless principles to the challenges of the day. our party excels at representing that part of the american idea that speaks to the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers. we celebrate that part involves finding a passion and making a living from it. there is another part of the american creed. when our neighbors are struggling, we look out for one another. we take care of those who
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. it would have to be your vocable. obama is offering a for "new york times as much in tax increases as phony spending cuts. the opposite ratio of what they cheated reagan and bush with, he's trying to cheat mitch mcconnell with. almost no spending restraint at all. i understand why some people think out loud about hypothetical. the challenge is for those republicans who say i might do this if you did that, is the new york times takes the first of foia words , "i might raise taxes"and, they put you in the category and they don't listen to the serious and sophisticated comments of some of the congress people have said about this large a spending cut. so, tactically, it's a mistake. nobody here is the spending cuts you are talking about, because you get cut off after you say i will raise taxes. end of conversation. they put you on the tax increases. it's not fair to some of those guys. the good news is, these are the same people who two years ago made the same, we were doing the budget control act with the debt ceiling increase. we might do this. the republicans did not do that. i thin
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
ramifications of high skilled immigration. in his first post election news conference, president obama stated that he was quote a believer. if you've got a ph.d. and stay here and start a business here, we shouldn't make it harder for you to stay here. you should encourage you to contribute to this society end quote. it is our hope with the endorsement of both parties policy makers in the united states will take steps to enact reforms that will help make this possible in the years ahead. for our part, at the miller center in the coming weeks, we will work with some leading academic journals in the field to publish the papers from today's sessions. please be on the look out for more about this publication on our website millercenter.org and on that website i might add you will find out just how focused and wide ranging our non-partisan work is on the subjects of the presidency, political history and policy issues of importance of the governance of this country which on behalf of the miller center and the university of virginia, thank you very much for being here tonight. we are adjourned. >> w
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
question president obama has a socialist leanings. he wants to redistribute wealth. i do. new line-- once this debate is over, the president may have a large agenda. that agenda is that the president wants a wealth tax. that would be different. it was all about it, in 1913. the president wants say wealth tax. that means you tax their assets and not their income. he talked about how mitt romney had these accounts of sure. if the tax the wealth of an individual, then they cannot do this by saying i want to have a wealth tax. he has to negotiate with republicans and couple it with a flat tax. we have to overhaul our tax system. i think that is what the president's intentions are. host: when is your review show broadcast -- when is your radio show broadcast and what do you talk about? us radio. is on serious rad we have gone into the situation where all we want to do -- the left wants to divinize the right and the right ones to demonize the left. if people do not agree, you want to vanquish them and make them appear to be irrelevant. something happens when people and they convinced the americ
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
resolve the fiscal cliff without raising taxes, we'll already see a lot of new taxes as a result of the health care law on financial transactions, on insurance programs, on every single working american. so that's why we have our speaker, john boehner, trying to present president obama with an alternative that says rather than raising taxes which is already going to happen on january 1 from this massive new tax increase that was in the health care bill, why don't we find a way to understand and have the economy take that in hand first? i know the president stood here at the state of the union address and said we're not going to spend one dime of taxpayer money. i know the president stood here and said every single american can keep your own insurance plan. i know the president has made these promises to the american people and these are things that we're going to have to understand about january 1 next year. and i believe that's why we need to have john boehner be successful and the president to make sure we avoid further tax increases because we already have a massive tax increase that
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am EST
the ledger. we have come to the table with receive news. in fact, i think our receive news address the issue better in a pro-growth fashion fixing an old tax code that is out of date. we hope the president will be coming to the table and be serious about negotiating. >> president obama has an unbelievable opportunity to be a transformational president, that is, to bring the country together uniquely and solve this debt problem in ways that other presidents haven't really had that opportunity, or he can dissolve into zero-sum-game politics, where he wins and other people lose. i have seen an attribute in president obama when i served with him in the state senate where he was able to rise above and transform some very controversial issues in a way that was powerful. and it's my hope that president obama rises to this opportunity, avoids this zero-sum-game splash and instead leads the nation in ways that only one person can do, that is the president of the united states. house republicans are prepared to get to yes. house republicans are not prepared to get to foolish. and it is foolish t
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
the chair. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: the gentleman from new york, a dear friend of mine, got something wrong. what we're trying to extend is the law that president obama signed into law as a result of bipartisan action two years ago because two years ago, and the economy was better then than it is now, we were trying to extend the tax cuts that president obama was asking us to do and that's what we simply did in august. so it is a president obama last signed bill that we are trying to offer an extension of. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. wauleds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. waums: thank you mr. speaker. -- mr. walz: thank you mechanic. -- mr. speaker. my discharge petition at the zesk a discharge petition the american people spoke loudly in. we faced an election and the message is clear to me, why do you continue to bicker and make these ka bouquet dance statements with one another w
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am EST
: the gentleman from new york, a dear friend of mine, got something wrong. what we're trying to extend is the law that president obama signed into law as a result of bipartisan action two years ago because two years ago, and the economy was better then than it is now, we were trying to extend the tax cuts that president obama was asking us to do and that's what we sily did in august. so it is a president obama last signed bill that we are trying to offer an extension of. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. wauleds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. waums: thank you mr. speaker. -- mr. walz: thank you mechanic. -- mr. speaker. my discharge petition at the zesk a discharge petition the american people spoke loudly in. we faced an election and the message is clear to me, why do you continue to bicker and make these ka bouquet dance statements with one another when it shouldn't be that difficult. we came out of
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
people that need it, not the people sitting in washington, d.c. i was just listening to what mr. obama was hanged and all of the things he promised in 2008, and now with a new election, and demanded, raising taxes and $1.60 trillion in texas. how is that going to help anybody? people do not have the money now. where are we going to get it? coming from the government, everybody thinks that are entitled to something. thank you for the call. the top solution is to break the congressional gridlock. north dakota on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. the number one priority is bringing jobs home from china. host: you are on the air. go ahead, roger. caller: these people that sold our country out, they need to be exiled to themselves. host: good morning on the independent line. what is the number-one priority as the president embarks on a second term? caller: the issue a want to talk about this morning is one both sides agree with. everybody agrees but the tax code needs to be reformed, simplified. it needs to be changed in a permanent way where businessmen and individuals can plan fo
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
avoid this it -- the so-called fiscal cliff terry he and president obama spoke on the phone this evening after both sides exchanged new proposals. >> most of it was based on testimony given last dear -- lasest year. we have to cut spending. he is right. washington has a spending problem. we are broke. approach. a lot of people know that the president and i met on sunday. it was a nice meeting. it was cordial. we're still waiting for the white house to see what spending cuts the predent is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. where are the president's spending cuts? the longer the white house slow walks this process the closer our economy gets fought fiscal cliff. -- gets to the fiscal cliff. here's what we know. we know that the president wants more stimulus spending and an increase in the debt limit without any cuts or reforms. that's not fixing our problem. frankly, it's making it worse. on top of that, the president wants to raise taxes on many small business owners. now, even if we did exactly what the president wants, we woul
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
following. key lawmakers are expressing concerns about the obama administration's plan to send 20 f-16 fighter jets to egypt. where new president mohammed morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when morsi's u.s. friendly predecessor hosni mubarak was in charge, the u.s. is giving the -- we're giving the plains to egypt -- the planes to egypt's air force. which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. the first four jets are to be delivered beginning january 22, a source at the naval air base in fort worth where the planes had been undergoing testing told foxnews.com. but the $213 million gift is raising questions on capitol hill. morsi is under fire for. the article gos on, buchanan, who recently called for ening foreign aid to egypt altogether said the muslim brother-backed morsi government has been sending increasingly troubled messages, or signals, to washington and giving it state of the art fighter jets is a dangerous idea. he's quoted as saying, american tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial reg
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
escalating the taxes that are on the books pertaining to obama care. i yield to the gentlelady. >> i think the gentlelady for leading this session. indeed it's true. as of january 1, 2013, in fact, congresswoman, there will be five new burdens, new tax burdens on the american people related to the enormous cost of the federal takeover of our health insurance and in certain respects of our health care. for one thing, and this is really, really a sad thing, right now families with special needs children can use pretax dollars, they can protect those dollars to spend them on care and even education for their special needs children in flexible savings accounts. as of january 1, 2013, one of the new tax burdens on those families and on every family that relies on a flexible savings account will be that they will be limited to $2,500 per year. that's it. now 2003 igs at some of the schools for a special -- for special needs children run to many thousands of dollars a year. $10,000 or more. used to be that families could use those dollars for their special needs children. now they won't be
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
comments you made about president obama, including what you just said, there is a subtext that you're a little disappointed or underwelmed? >> it goes to the question, what's our job in the news media, and our job is not to be cheerleaders. our job is to be -- "politico" specialized in this 24/7 irritant. not in a hostile negative way but you are asking in raising questions. it is -- that's the job. so obama -- look, what's happened in the last many decades in the presidency? increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in japan, in the united states they immediately want to say, what is the president doing? what is he saying? what's the policy? what's the action? 30 years ago that would have been one of the questions, but it wouldn't be a central question. presidents have -- it's amazing what they can do. i think obama has more power than bush had, for instance. >> and yet i believe it's your view that we know less about our presidents, less about the inner workings about the white house. why is that? is that our fault? >> well, it is in part our fault. and i think the me
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
the startup costs of bringing on a new employee. some of the small businessmen who met with president obama as part of the fiscal cliff talks have benefited from that. host: how many times has unemployment insurance been extended, the programs we're talking about? guest: twice before, i believe. the most current time was in 2010. that was when president obama also extended all of the bush era tax breaks that are about to expire. host: first, we have a question from cindy. >> watch the rest of this segment on our website, c- span.org. we now go to the national press club in washington, where senator mark warner is the sponsor of legislation to allow highly skilled immigrants into the u.s. the university of virginia is hosting this. will also hear from the uva president teresa sullivan and steve case, the founder of aol. >> we have instructed the panel is not to say hello to friends and family, so i will do it for them. hi, mom, i kids. tonight's keynote concludes a series of discussions about the problems, prospects, and policies are running high skilled immigration policy in
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
elections you have a couple of big governor races in new jersey and virginia. obviously in 2009, after president obama's first victory the losses in those two states was a pretty big temp bar ressment to the democratic party. how you thinking of those two races going into next year. chris christie has high approval ratings i don't know if that is going to turn off democrats in running against him. also, what you think of the race in virginia? >> well, you know let's talk about the record here if a second so the viewing audyens knows what is going on here. coming out of the last election there were 11 contested races across the nation for governor. democratic governors won eight of the 11. there were lots of stories how democrats are going to lose those races. we won to races that the press did not expect us to win. we won in new mexico with maggie hassan. we won in montana with steve bullock. he was a real leader, a real job creator, he is going to do great things in montana. we won in washington state with jay insl e! news who has been focused on economic development. we won there in
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
. we need new thinking and renewed efforts from all americans. it is true that president obama won reelection. i congratulate him on his victory. on january 20, he will face a stagnant economy and a fiscal mess. you might say he will inherit these problems. bft -- [laughter] in his second term, i hope he will offer fresh ideas. failure will mean four more years. we have work to do. i'm proud of our ecampaign. i'm proud of mitt romney. serious solutions for serious reforms, we thank him for doing that. the election did not go our way. the republican party cannot make excuses. we cannot have the next four years on the sidelines. we need to apply our timeless principles to the challenges of the day. our party excels at representing that part of the american idea that speaks to the aspirations of our nation's risk-takers. we celebrate that part involves finding a passion and making a living from it. there is another part of the american creed. when our neighbors are struggling, we look out for one another. we take care of those who are suffering in the midst of our families come alive,
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 9:35pm EST
immigration. in his first post election news conference, president obama stated that he was, quote, a believer. if you have got a ph.d. in physics or computer science who wants to stay here and start a business here, we shouldn't make it harder for you to stay here. we should try to encourage you to contribute to this society, end of quote. it is our hope that with the endorsement of both parties, policymakers in the united states will take steps to enact substantive reforms to help make this possible in the years ahead. for our part, at the millicenter in the coming weeks we will work with leading academic journals in the field to publish the papers from today's conference sessions. please be on the lookout for more information about this publication on our website, millercenter.org. where you will also find audio and video of this conference. and on that website, i might add as a mat are of personal privilege, you will find out just how focused and wide ranging our nonpartisan work is on the subjects of the presidency, political history and policy issues of importance to the governa
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
a great frustration, obviously. you can understand the new president obama, with a different point of view than many of us, hoping that through the dint of his intelligence and personality and different points of view that maybe the russians would be receptive to new approach, which is sort of the anti-bush approach. you can understand why he might think he might succeed at that, and therefore try this out. i am not criticizing him for trying. you could question whether he should recently have come to that conclusion, but nonetheless, he should try that. i hope he is shrewd enough to appreciate that it has failed. it is not likely to succeed because of a variety of reasons. it cannot keep going down a path chasing someone who does not want to have anything to do with you right now without doing some damage to yourself. just to cite one example, the very difficult situation that has been created with the czech republic, with poland, with our missile defense system, which i would argue is now pretty much shredded. >> missile defense is nowhere near where it should be to protect the h
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
house to do the same thing. >> speaker boehner, president obama -- [inaudible] the fox news poll after the november election said 60% of voters supported this going up. a new poll in "the washington post" says 53% of americans -- [inaudible] how long can you afford politically to have this hard line on those tax cuts for those making $250,000 or above? >> america faces a very serious problem. and our goal is to make sure it gets solved. we have a debt problem that is out of control. we've got to cut spending and i believe it's appropriate to put revenues on the table. now, the revenues we're putting on the table are going to come from, guess who? the rich. there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes and have the same people pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates which we believe will harm our economy. >> [inaudible] >> i think our members understand the seriousness of the situation that our country faces. trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. $16 trillion worth of debt already on the books. every man, woman and child in ame
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
continue behind-the- scenes. the washington post this morning reports in a news conference last month obama suggested he might let the top rate rise to levels somewhat lower than a 39.6%. that's the washington post this morning. below that, governors say the fiscal cliff would hurt their states' economies. several governors met at the white house yesterday and with political leaders to say something needs to be done or their economies and on the state level will be heard. -- be hurt. let's go to walter in new jersey, independent caller. good morning. caller: good morning. i don't know what's wrong with these people, because they have to come to some kind of agreement. the gop has to give ground, taxes wouldybody's go up just to save 2%. it just does not cut it. it is a bad move politically and bad for the country. host: polloi in johnsonville, virginia. -- floyd. caller: i was thinking about the fiscal cliff. i don't think that's the problem at. the problem is when we fell off the moral cliff. our president said gay marriage was ok. and america killing so many babies. side,e get back
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. [applause] c-span3 >> explore the history and literary culture of new york for a capital city albany on c-span2 and c-span3. next, president obama likes the national christmas tree. after that, the capital -- capitol christmas tree lighting with john boehner. tomorrow, on washington journal, guests discussed the latest on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations and the week ahead. a politico reporter looks at the lobbyist involvement in those negotiations. and an update on the situation in syria. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> the supreme court will look at what was passed in 2008 by a majority of 63, i believe and they are going to say that is president. and indiana -- >> we are talking about facts. when they decided the indiana case, it was constitutional for them to establish it. they did not say all the states -- >> correct. they talked about indiana. let me finish peeping >> you are misrepresenting. >> no, i am not. >> i hear these accusations that black people, a voter i.d. lost disproportionately affect minorities. it implies to me that we have something missing in o
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
last year in the budget control act because the republicans would like to start with a baseline of new cuts, and the obama people would say they have already given time to raise revenue. host: of the white house proposal on domestic spending -- 1-year deferral of sequestration and a multi-share stimulus package. from twitter, what do you consider domestic spending? is spending and the structure spending or investment in our future? guest: i would call it spending in the short term. in the long term, it creates jobs, and it avoids safety expenses, such as when the bridge collapse in minnesota 3 or four years ago. that is the thing about government programs. if you plan reductions, it seems to be more cost-effective. there is more certainty in the projection of when the budget will shrink, but when it is started, there can be arbitrary cuts in some of that can be wasteful. host: ruby. north carolina. democratic caller. caller: yes, i have a question. unemployment, the extension is set to expire on december 29. what is the likelihood of that been extended? guest: that is a good question.
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
fact, i think our receive news address the issue better in a pro-growth fashion fixing an old tax code that is out of date. we hope the president will be coming to the table and be serious about negotiating. >> president obama has an unbelievable opportunity to be a transformational president, that is, to bring the country together uniquely and solve this debt problem in ways that other presidents haven't really had that opportunity, or he can dissolve into zero-sum-game politics, where he wins and other people lose. i have seen an attribute in president obama when i served with him in the state senate where he was able to rise above and transform some very controversial issues in a way that was powerful. and it's my hope that president obama rises to this opportunity, avoids this zero-sum-game splash and instead leads the nation in ways that only one person can do, that is the president of the united states. house republicans are prepared to get to yes. house republicans are not prepared to get to foolish. and it is foolish to reject president obama's own self-described architect
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
want to show you this article in "the new york times took ." president obama plans to ask congress for about $50 billion for emergency funds to help rebuild the state's the were ravaged by hurricane sandy. regional leaders complained wednesday it was not enough. the white house will send the proposal to capitol hill this week. it should be between $45,000,000,000.50 $5 billion, according to officials -- $45 billion and $55 billion, according to officials. both democratic and republican lawmakers from the region quickly expressed disappointment in the pending request and lobby the administration to increase it before sending it to congress. sue in oklahoma on our line for independents. i think we have time for your point. caller: in a column today it said that clinton's 2001 balance the budget spent $1.94 trillion. today the revenue is $2.67 trillion. spending is $3.76 trillion. we are spending $987 billion more than if we had just increased the 2001 budget for inflation and population growth. i understand about the mores. i am incensed, as i think most voters are -- wars. i am incensed
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
systems from future storms. as president obama has said, we must act and we must rebuild. when you consider the fact the new york metropolitan region completely shut down without an eta and our region makes up 11% of our country's gdp, this is clearly much more than a new york issue eight or -- or new york beat. this is a national issue and we need help with the federal government to rebuild the mta. thank you very much for this opportunity and i look forward to your questions. [inaudible] this thread sue our entire economy. thank you very much. you are the executive director of the port authority in new york and new jersey. we will hear from you about the port authority's efforts to recover damage to the authorities damage tunnels, trains and port. i take a moment to remind you that i was a commissioner of the port authority before i came here and actually, i was driven to my interest here as a result of the traffic co. i was running, a very large company, and we had vehicles crossing the river and they took longer and longer and longer to get to the destination and backed and wer
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 2:00pm EST
significant improvement in national efficiency that has been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just take the parts that you like. you have to take the holistic approach, to maximize u.s. production and to reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. the last thing i will say is that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. 70% of our use of petroleum in this country is for transportation. transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues, particularly in an issue when rising demand is creating a potential conflict for these resources, then you have to recognize transportation has to be diversi
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
insurance than large companies. you are right. with the new regulations set to take effect in a couple of years, it is another reason to be careful and protect small businesses from tax increases. what the obama people will tell you is that they have cut taxes for small business 17 times and 90% of the small businesses in america would not be effected by higher individual taxes. host: here is "the miami herald" this morning. pennsylvania. independent caller. caller: he said it earlier when they go to washington, they try to influence a bunch of things, even immigration reform. my question is how do the ceo's of these big businesses -- what is their outlook on immigration reform, and what do they have to do with that? guest: we are working with more than 300 different officials or members of congress doing programs outside of washington, bringing people from outside washington into washington. it depends from city-to-city. boston business leaders are interested in health care. miami, transportation, san diego, international -- an intellectual property -- it varies from city-to-city. in ter
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
the road to the new south, as we think of it today. my father would have been coming in 2008, would have been so proud to see barack obama elected in north carolina, to see the state go for barack obama. sadly, it was not to happen again in 2012, although we worked hard at it. anyway, my first campaign that i actually was involved with was mcgovern in 1972. i think my wife kim has the bumper sticker that says "don't blame me, i'm from massachusetts." i think massachusetts was the only state to go for mcgovern, sadly. kim also took a year off between high-school and college and a ring doorbells and called people up for that at the field office in upstate new york. i worked with carol king and barbra streisand. we did a couple of concerts. it was 3/4 mcgovern as a time signature, me, and carol, and a barbara streisand. in the years since then, i have gotten involved with a number of people in massachusetts, gary studds, ted kennedy, i worked on his campaign, i worked for elizabeth warren this pastime. i have written it down, if i could find it. i worked for dukakis and mondale and cor
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
under fire. television analysts gathered last week to hear some distressing news, showing that president obama far outperformed mitt romney in managing to target using their single expenditures of the campaign, tv advertising. the story goes on to look at the strategies of the campaign and where they were effective and where they were not. from "the washington times," a drone is deployed to spy on a farmer. host: our question for you this morning is what you think about tax deductions. what would you be willing to give up? keith, minn., good morning. caller: you are asking what people could afford to give up. i think that a lot of people cannot afford to give up anything, they are constantly being taken advantage of, having their money stolen from them. everyone is allowed to basically take advantage of the public and we have no representation. a lot of people are just struggling to hold on, rather than continuing with everyone asking them, telling them they have to sacrifice. we have nothing left to sacrifice. we have given up everything, savings, everything. corporations, car
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 4:35pm EST
. life gives a few gifts. on the 21st of november, you have this incredible story in the new york times about how barack obama has established this global confidence and trust, mohamed morsi has the mind of an engineer, of course the next day he assumes dictatorial powers by declaring that the timing was -- [laughter] this is the way that the muslim brotherhood operates. anyone who understands this could have seen this coming in long time ago. this is the essence of the problem. if you want to have a democratic process in the middle east, one that represents most of the people, you have to have islamist parties participate in that process. if you want to have a democratic outcome, do have to prevent the islamist parties from participating because the first thing they will do is destroy the democracy. the conclusion is we're not going to have a democratic future in the middle east and the need to start thinking about some alternatives street. -- alternatives. [applause] >> i am not going to ask reuel to do any simple math. we know the answer. it will be fruit. let me tease out a couple o
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
the history and culture of new york's city albany this weekend on c-span2 on a book tv and american history to be on c-span3. next, a discussion about modern- day slavery and human trafficking. then president obama lighting the national christmas tree, all by the capitol christmas tree lighting ceremony with speaker john boehner. on newsmaker, the vermont governor, the new chairman at the democratic governors' association, talks about the state issues including employment and the affordable care act as well as the fiscal cliff and plant the 2013 and 2014 elections. newsmakers is live sunday at 10:00 a.m.. then we will again at 6 eastern on c-span. -- we wil show uiit again at 6 eastern on c-span3 >> we have not coordinated care. all these sources we have end up having so many cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases we are treating. you have to step back and ask, are we hurting people overall on the global level? what are we doing sometimes? now we have the institute of medicine report saying 30% of everything we do may not be necessary in health care. 30% of all the medicati
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
costs of bringing on a new employee. some of the small businessmen who met up with president obama have been beneficiaries of that program. host: how many times has this unemployment insurance been extended? guest: twice before, i believe it. the most important time for our current fiscal of talks is 2010. that is when president obama extended all of the bush tax cut rates that are about to expire. host: we want to get the first question from cindy on twitter. sen the it's the exact dynamic that is a problematic in this. -- guest: cindy it's the exact problem as a problematic. it will only increase government spending. unemployment benefits are a stopgap measure that prevent people who might be able to get work from getting other government benefits. the most egregious example is social security disability. as people start to exhaust their unemployment benefits, they apply for disability. that is a good program designed for people who are unable to work. as more and more people who can work apply for it, that drains the resources. once they get on that, they do not get back into th
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Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
. in his first post-election news conference, president obama stated that he was, quote, a believer, that if you have a ph.d. in physics or computer science who wants to stay here to have a business here, we should not make it harder for you to stay here. we should make it easier for you to contribute to this society. it is our hope that with the endorsement of both parties, policymakers will take steps to a net substantive reforms that will help make this possible in the years ahead. for our part in the coming weeks, we will work with some leading academic journalists in the field to publish the papers from today's conference sessions. please be on the lookout for more information about this publication on our website. you'll also find audio and video of this conference. and on the website, i might add, as a matter of personal privilege, you will find out of focused and wide ranging our non-partisan work is on the subject of the presidency, political history, and policy issues of importance to the governance of this country. on behalf of the miller center at the university of virgi
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Dec 9, 2012 7:30pm EST
it to obama before the price of politics? >> about a single space, one dozen page memo with the key points and what i understood happened. much of it was new. i think somebody is going to look at that. i sent george bush a 21-page memo on one of the books, i remember. someone said, you finally have lost your mind. there is no evidence in push's -- in bush's biography that he ever read anything more than 21 pages. he read it right away. condi rice called me and said, you are doing these articles in this book. she said the president will see you tomorrow. >> has what you've done gotten easier or more difficult? >> that is a good question. no. i think it is more difficult because the message managers are better. they have the staffs. they look at it aggressively. i am older. i have less energy. that makes it harder. >> tell us something about the obama white house that we do not know. >> what does obama think of mitt romney? what does he really think? i think he feels that romney is incompetence because he did not run a better campaign. i suspect that one of the teams in all of the cov
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
agreement. in an hour, president obama speaks to ceo's at the business roundtable, followed by news conferences with house speaker john boehner and minority leader nancy pelosi. >> the supreme court will look at what was passed in 2008 by a majority of six-three, i believe, and they will say that is precedent. indiana had a voter i.d. -- >> they decided on the indiana case, it was constitutional for them to establish id they did not say all of that was subsequently -- >> they talked about indiana. you misrepresented what i said. the supreme court is the law of the land. >> when i hear these accusations that black people voter i.d. loss disproportionately affect minorities -- implies to me that somehow we have something missing in our brain. as -- if white americans can get id to vote and go through all the processes to follow the laws, what are you telling black people? that somehow they are not good enough? that is what bothers me about a lot of the rhetoric coming from democrats and the left. we always have to make -- there has to be a special mass when we deal with minorities bec
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Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
burden will balloon 1% at the stroke of -- 21% at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, taking $2,000 to $3,000 from an averaged family. the house passed legislation to protect our nation from such a calamity but mr. obama vowed to veto it and the senate killed it. . instead mr. he obama tells us he'll veto any plan that stops taxes going up on all those very wealthy folks making over $200,000, who he says need to pay their fair share. i suppose fairness is in the eyes of the beholder. the top 1% earned 17% of all income but pays 37% of all income taxes. but that's beside the point. the fine point of it is that a lot of these very wealthy folks making over $200,000 aren't very wealthy, and they aren't even folks. they are 1.3 million struggling small businesses filing under subchapter s. our small businesses produce 2/3 of the new jobs in our economy. so this battle is very much for the middle class. the congressional budget office estimates that mr. obama's tax increase on the so-called wealthy will actually throw 200,000 middle and working class families into unemployment. 00
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
to news reports, president obama and house speaker boehner meeting to talk about the fiscal cliff. there is a stalemate over households that make over $250,000. we will keep you posted on details. the prime-time programming schedule looks like this. we will update the latest on the discussions at 8:00 eastern. then russian president vladimir putin. and a program we will show you from the american bar association, a discussion on threats to the nation's infrastructure. >> my inspiration was that i wanted to explain how utilitarianism happens. we know the story of the cold war. we know the documents, we have seen the archives that describe relationships between roosevelt, stalin, truman. we know the main events from our point of view. i wanted to show the different angle, from the ground up. what did it feel like to be subjected to this system? how did people make choices, how did they react, how did they behave? the region that we used to call -- it is no longer -- and they no longer have much in common except the communist occupation. >> more on life in soviet east germany, poland
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Dec 8, 2012 10:00am EST
the path of a productive relationship between our two sides. we look forward to working with the new chinese government, just as president obama has been re-elected. >> richard, the chinese leadership is now in place. give us a rundown on who they are and what should we expect here. >> i think the basic point of the leadership transition we've just seen has been very steady and stable. that's an achievement of itself. i mean, china still is in the early stages of institution building or finding an institutional mechanism for transference of leadership and the like. it was a conservative change in this respect. i mean, i don't want to break up individuals on the politburo standing committee into reformers and conservatives, because that's the kind of very rubbery terms. it's like putting a black hat or a white hat on somebody's head. it seemed to be very much leaning towards seniority. i think the new fourth-ranked person, party secretary yu from shanghai, 67 years old, which is really the age when you should retiring rather than being elevated. two people have been most active and ou
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
june issue of the new criterion. i delivered it to as a lecture last kory. at the time, i expected and as i said in my lecture and it is in the printed version. i felt it was likely barack obama would win the reelection. the kind of fame that i am developing does not depend on the recent election. speak aboutg to barack obama. we had a fair amount of good luck and an economy that -- is not the future figure. will have to see about that. thank you very much. the u.s. has been shaped by 3 for reaching political revolutions. jefferson. revolution of 1800. the civil war and events surrounding it and the new deal. events of the new deal extend through webre ii in my opinion. each of these appeals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustment for faces in economic development. the u.s. could not have developed into the multiracial, multiethnic superpower that we know today without the appeared full -- upheavals that facilitated prentixx biogen and laid the basis for the regulatory and entitlement state in the 1930's and 1940's. are we on the verge of a new upheaval, a four
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Dec 9, 2012 3:40am EST
obama made a number of promises when he was running for president. a number are still available. new issues came up from dealing with campaign finance disclosure to dealing with lawsuits and other incidents. what i hope we will be able to talk about today is what has occurred or not occur during the last four years and looking for to what will happen. i am joined by three experts. i have on my right the executive director of the transparency coalition. to my left is joshed who is the white house reporter for political. i will go right into remarks from the candidates. we will start with them. >> i will give some general remarks tension on ethics and transparency issues. if i had to summarize how the obama administration has done, i would say efforts have been well attended but not always well as its -- executed. i think they started out wanting to make a strong statement. one of the initial efforts to have was the lobbying plan and they put into place. said two years and after leaving, you could not lobby on the agency you left. one concern i have is i think it flows from the basic p
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